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Ignored grievances leads to constructive dismissal ruling

A tribunal has ruled that a former charity CEO who resigned after three distinct breaches of trust and confidence was constructively dismissed. Ms Gillian Smith was unfairly dismissed from her role at Age Concern, who …

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Tribunal claims surge during lockdown

The number of tribunal claims has surged throughout lockdown, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), with experts warning the trend will continue to rise if employers are not “meticulous” in …

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Judicial mediation on the rise

Rising unemployment  as a result of Covid-19 has led to a drastic increase in the number of tribunal claims in the United Kingdom. With a mass backlog forming, a large proportion of hearings will not …

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Whistleblowing in Charities on the increase

The Charity Commission has published the latest data on whistleblowing, showing a significant rise in disclosures from volunteers and trustees in 2019-20. Overall numbers have risen by a third over the previous year, with a …

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Dismissal ruled fair as following procedure “served no useful purpose”

A tribunal found a senior manager at a national train operating company to have been dismissed fairly despite a complete lack of any prior procedure or right of appeal. In Gallacher vs Abellio Scotrail Ltd, …

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University criticised for “overly hasty” suspension

A Durham University employee who resigned after being wrongfully suspended for alleged grade tampering has won a case for unfair dismissal. In Dr Stothard vs Durham University, the employer suspended Dr Stothard – without properly …

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